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Canada threatened in video

A slickly produced video released on Sunday urged Muslims to launch indiscriminate attacks against Canadians, similar to those carried out in October in Ottawa and Montreal.

The SITE Intelligence Group, an American based company that monitors trends within the global jihadist movement, said the video was produced by the Islamic State and the Levant. It was also been distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums.

On the video a man, who says he is a Canadian and identifies himself as "Abu Anwar al-Canadi," urges his Muslim countrymen to follow the example of Martin Couture-Rouleau.

The National Post identified the man as John Maguire, a former University of Ottawa student who converted to Islam and became radicalized before leaving Canada last year. The newspaper cited friends and family.

The 23-year-old is among dozens of Canadians under RCMP investigation after allegedly making their way to Syria.

Couture-Rouleau killed one soldier — warrant officer Patrice Vincent — and injured another when he ran them down with a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., in October.

The video also references Michael Zehaf Bibeau's October attack in which he killed an honour guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before being shot dead while storming Parliament Hill.

"O people of Canada, you are said to be an educated people," Abu Anwar says in clear English as the video begins.

"So what is preventing you from being able to put two and two together and understanding that operations such as that of brother Ahmed Rouleau of Montreal and the storming of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, are carried out in direct response to your participation in the coalition of nations waging war against the Muslim people?"

Standing in the ruins of an unidentified area, Abu Anwar warns Canadians that their country being part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State will bring revenge attacks upon them.

It is not clear where or when the video was recorded.



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